Call for Papers: Special Issue on Ubiquitous Computing Technology for Smart Cities Management - Opportunities, Issues and Challenges

Guest Editors:

Mohd Abdul Ahad, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.

Moayad Aloqaily, xAnalytics Inc., Canada.

Chinmay Chakraborty, Birla Institute of Technology, India.

Dinh-Thuan Do, Asia University, Taichung City, Taiwan.

Aim and Scope:

Smart cities are the living spaces of the future. Several nations around the globe are heavily investing in the Smart city projects. A typical smart city ecosystem is dependent upon the underlying computing technology and infrastructure. Ubiquitous computing provides several opportunities by enabling multiple devices to perform computation tasks. The integration of wireless and mobile technology and networking facilities make ubiquitous computing an apt technology for the smart city projects. The sensors embedded in different entities of the smart city ecosystem makes it possible to collect large amount of data and information from the subjects and its surroundings. This data can be processed and analyzed to provide deeper insights into the systems to provide better services and facilities to the end users and inhabitants of the smart city. Ubiquitous computing provides extraordinary opportunities for the stake holders to provide a better wellbeing including better quality of life, better healthcare services, better transportation, better governance and policies, improved inclusiveness and reduce digital divide etc. to the inhabitants of the society within a smart city ecosystem. However, there are several issues and challenges associated with its implementations which includes security and privacy, interoperability, data integration and transportation, data ownership, conventional mindset etc. With this proposal we aim to gather novel solutions, ideas, mechanisms, models and techniques which uses ubiquitous computing technology to overcome these issues and challenges. We are also interested to identify possible solutions for reliable, privacy preserved and secured management of data and delivery of services to the inhabitants of the smart city.

The topics of interest includes but not limited to:

  • IoT for Smart City Services
  • Reliability and QoS in Smart Cities
  • Big Data Analytics for better decision making
  • Risk Management and Analysis in Smart Cities Services
  • Blockchain for Smart Cities
  • Novel Security Approaches for Data and Users
  • Intelligent Traffic monitoring in Smart Cities
  • Sustainable and Smart Healthcare approaches for Smart City
  • Smart City Performance Metrics
  • Novel Approaches for User Centric Smart City Services

Proposed Timelines:

Last Date for submission of papers:      31 August 2021

Revised Paper Submission:                   30 November 2021

Final Notification:                                31 December 2021